Pokerstars

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PokerStars is one of the biggest names in next level in online poker and was expected to break into 120 million dollars Indian market and 2018 they made it happen. Moreover, there are already millions of people playing poker online and a great number of players are playing on PokerStars internationally and sure is giving a run to other platforms available and soon is going to catch up to its closest rivals Adda52 and Khelo365.

There are so many games to play from on Pokerstars including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, Razz, Badugi, 5-Card Draw, Triple Draw, H.O.R.S.E., 8-Game Mix, Courcheval, Hold’ em/Omaha, Triple Stud,  giving players the opportunity to play their favorite games and win rewards.

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Pros:

  • Largest online poker platform 
  • More than 12 poker games available to play from
  • Available on multiple platforms including iOS, Android and web based.
  • Faster than the competition games available.

Cons:

  • Increased rake
  • Rewards have been decreased for largest players
  • Limited customer services

Information Summary:

•          Website: www.pokerstars.com

•          Founded: 2001

•          Mobile apps: yes

•          Ratings: 3 out of 5

Banking options: 

•          Paytm

•          Direct bank transfer(only withdrawls)

•          UPI

Languages:

•          English

Restricted States:

•          Sikkim

•          Assam

•          Gujarat

•          Telangana

•          Nagaland

•          Orissa

Currencies:

•          Indian Rupees (INR)

Contact info:

•          Email: support@pokerstars.com

•          Telephone: None

•          In-App Help: Yes 

•          Live chat: None

•          Social: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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Welcome Bonuses and Promotion:

Well, promotions are certainly a part of the appeal when it comes to choosing to play here. Also, newly joined players get started on the platform with exclusive offers and existing clients enjoy access to frequent tournaments and even free tickets!

The initial option is a 100%  bonus with the first deposit of Rs. 30,000($450) and this bonus can be claimed over your first three deposits. This bonus is released to your account until a certain number of reward points are collected. However the bonus releases at certain rates of Rs 150 for every 450 points earned and so on.

There is another option in sit and go tournament entry tickets of Rs 480 and Rs 1020 and this bonus is split into 6 days but is only available to first-time depositors who deposit Rs.500 or more.

The first option creates a better value for players and in order to get the most bonuses, it requires a pretty large deposit of Rs.30,000 which now becomes a problem. But if you want to play safe and sound the 2nd options will be better.

Rewards

Ok here’s where things get interesting as the PokerStars program is as identical to the rest of the PokerStars network and players unlock reward points to level up and receive a prize chest to open in advance.

A total of four chests in a day can be unlocked in a day and can be upgraded to the next tier.

The tiers are:

•          Red

•          Blue

•          Bronze

•          Silver

•          Gold

•          Platinum

As each chest contains a cash bonus, ranging from Rs1,000 in a red tier and up to Rs 25,000 in platinum level. These chests also include StarCoins which can be used to buy PokerStars merchandise in the reward store.

PokerStars App

•          iOS

•          Android

•          Windows

•          Mac Os

Covering the above platforms PokerStars has dedicated apps where poker players can come together and play on this platform. Allowing them to have the best visually customizable platform experience they choose to play on.

From the wide range of smartphones, tablets as well as laptops, and desktops there is continuous support. Moreover, having another advantage of being able to receive notifications like the latest promotional offers or even upcoming tournaments you were looking forward to taking part.

Customer Support

With PokerStars network sites, the FAQ section is great. It is comprehensive, straightforward, and easy to navigate through. The bad part, however, is the lack of live chat or phone support. In addition, the only way of contacting PokerStars support at the moment is through the support portal on their website – they don’t even provide an e-mail address. This is not up to par, and something the entire PokerStars network should look at improving fin they want loyal players to visit and play on the sites.

Navigation and How to play:

As easy as it can be, anyone can join the PokerStars. You only need to put in details like e-mail address and name.

But players from Assam, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Telangana, and Gujarat are not allowed here. There are no checks during the sign-up process. However, with basic confirmation, they will ask to verify your identification documents before any withdrawals or  any winnings, so it is crucial to make sure that we prepare a scan of a government-issued ID and a utility bill when the time comes

Conclusion:

The traffic here on Pokerstars.IN is a bit modest, although it’s understandable since the whole Indian market is just taking its first steps into online casino games and is in its initial stages. One thing is for sure that the leading brand will succeed at pulling in players in the long run. The key benefits are that the site is using the newest PokerStars software is that it is as smooth and user-friendly as you can get at any online poker room. And so it is a worthy site to look out for in the growing Indian online poker market